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The Guild of Nurses - Past Events

Docklands museum visit and the River Emergency Services 22nd January 2020

The London Docklands museum is a fascinating place and I was privileged to spend a wonderful afternoon there with the Guild of Nurses. It is housed in one of very few original buildings and was working as one of the busiest warehouses from 1802 right up until the advent of containerships. At that point the…

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Ceremony of the Keys – 29 November 2019

Friends, partners and ‘significant others’ joined Guild members to enjoy dinner together at Byward Kitchen & Bar in the shadow of the Tower of London (I would recommend this – lovely food and nice staff) – prior to walking to the Tower for admission at 21.00. There we witnessed the ‘Ceremony of the Keys’. This…

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Red Cross Christmas Market at Guildhall – 25 November 2019

  The Master and Upper Warden represented the Guild of Nurses at the opening of the Guildhall Christmas Market supporting the British Red Cross at the Guildhall. It was attended by the Lord Mayor and we also met with colleagues from the Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths. We are pictured here with one of our Freemen…

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Dinner at the Palace of Westminster – 18 November 2019

The Guild of Nurses held a third splendid dinner in the Terrace Dining Rooms of the House of Commons in November. Due to the Dissolution of Parliament, our Founder Warden Anne Milton was unable to host the evening and not even able to attend herself under Parliamentary rules. So, at quite short notice new agreements…

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The Lord Mayor’s Show – 9 November 2019

On a cold, bleak Saturday morning members of the Guild of Nurses gathered at Stationer’s Hall. We were there for a nice warming cup of coffee or tea before heading out to see the pomp and pageantry of The Lord Mayor’s Show. And what a delight it was. There were several marching bands and floats…

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Annual Service and Declaration Ceremony – 14 Oct 2019

On Monday 14th October, the Guild held its annual service in St. Lawrence Jewry. Many freemen and their guests attended. We were also delighted to welcome representatives of our charitable donors; Nightingale Fellowship, Chantry-Robinson Fund and the Ann Campbell RBNA Memorial fund. Other guests included the Masters and Clerks from the Guild of Entrepreneurs and…

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Commemorative Wreath Laying – 14 Oct 2019

On Saturday 12th October, the Master and Freemen of the Guild of Nurses gathered at the Edith Cavell Memorial, on a gloomy wet day in London. We were there to commemorate the anniversary of Nurse Cavell’s execution in Belgium in 1915. The ceremony was led by Deborah Critchley a Trustee of the Edith Cavell Trust.…

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The Museum of Military Medicine – 2 Oct 2019

I was privileged to be invited to join the Guild of Nurses for a tour of the Military Medicine Museum. This is an incredible gem of a museum, suitable for all ages and free too! It is located on the Military barracks in Ash Vale and open for group visits by arrangement, or for individuals…

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Sheepdrive – Sunday 29 September 2019

The annual Sheepdrive organised by the Worshipful Company of Woolmen took place on Sunday 29th September.  Middle Warden Julia Mingay and Renter Warden Liz Bardolph along with 600 others exercised their right as Freemen of the City of London to drive sheep across London Bridge.  This privilege dates back to medieval times when sheep farmers…

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City Churches Walk – 21 September 2019

On Saturday 21st September, nine Guild Freeman, members and their guests met up on a lovely sunny day to join our City Guide, Kathryn Williams, on a fascinating walk learning about the Churches and history of the south eastern area of the City. As our walk coincided with the City of London Open Weekend we…

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